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Physical Activity Guidelines For Children (Under 5 Years)

Physical Activity Guidelines For Children (Under 5 Years)

Early childhood is a time of rapid physical and cognitive growth for children. During this period, family lifestyle and daily routine can form future habits of a child.

Children should not be inactive for long periods, except when they’re asleep. They should avoid too much screen time or sitting in car seats for long hours. Their physical activity should be monitored from as early as 1 year age.  According to the guidelines set by WHO, even babies should stay active through floor-based play for at least 30 minutes a day. A dynamic lifestyle not only promotes growth but also improves the quality of sleep. Kids between the ages of 3 to 5 years should stay energetic all day for growth and development. Both parents and teachers should play an equal role to keep children physically active by involving them in a variety of fun and exciting activities. That’s why many British nurseries in Dubai encourage their students to participate in age-appropriate activities. Their curriculum is filled with enjoyable yet necessary events that promote physical, emotional, and mental development.

Tips to help Children get Active:

Here are some fun activities suitable for children under the age of 5.

Physical Activity Guidelines For Children (Under 5 Years)

Aerobic Activity

Experts say that every child should indulge in activities such as aerobics for almost 60 minutes each day. This may include walking running, or anything that makes them breathing and heart beat faster.  Parents should make sure that their child takes part in aerobic activities at least 3 days a week for a healthy lifestyle.


Activities such as climbing, sit-ups and dancing are some activities that makes kid’s muscles strong. As a result, children develop better stability and coordination. It also makes necessary muscles strong improving many skills like handwriting, playing catch, reaching, picking up small objects, etc. This is one of the main reasons why some of the best British preschools in Dubai like Mosaic Nursery in JLT have incorporated common muscle-strengthening activities as part of their weekly routine.


In order to the fragile bones of your kids strong, it is highly recommended that children involve in vigorous physical activities such as running and jumping. Such activities should be performed for almost 60 minutes for at least 3 days a week.

If you are looking for a preschool in Dubai that promotes an active lifestyle then Mosaic Nursery is the perfect choice for your child. Visit our facility along with your young one and see all the fun yourself. Our children participate in some of the most exciting activities all day. The activities are specially designed for every class to boost the physical and cognitive abilities of toddlers. You can reach out to us at 04 425 6670 to get more information.

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